Job Search Information

Whether you are on the hunt for an internship or full-time position, we’ve got you covered! Let’s talk – the search, application, and interviewing. 

RESUME 

A resume is intended to market your skills, to highlight what accomplishments you have that could translate well into what an employer is needing, and what you could bring to the table over other applicants. With so little space, a resume needs to be concise, to the point, and relevant to your audience reading them.

COVER LETTERS

Tell your story. Tell your why. Tell them how you would be the best candidate. A cover letter should go beyond what is on your resume and provide something additional that would help recruiters understand how you would help their company. Utilize a cover letter if you are applying to a role that isn’t common with your background/education, a career transition, or to further explain what someone needs to know about your professional history.

 

JOB SEARCH SITES

Handshake: Handshake is the place where students, career centers, and recruiters come to meet, talk, and share opportunities. Solely focuses on posting opportunities that fit within new graduate needs, Handshake helps reduce the roles that do not fit for Park University students.
LinkedIn.com: Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

Idealist.org: This job board provides openings for volunteer opportunities to get connected in your field, internships, and non-profit positions in a variety of locations. These listings are often going to be for organizations or in roles to serve your community.

Indeed: This is a great starting point just to see what kind of opportunities are coming up in the area and field you are searching for. We see Indeed as a “Google” for job opportunities with a wide range of locations and levels of experience needed.

Individual Company Websites: Having a target company list of 10-15 organizations that are in your field, are a culture fit, in the location you are wanting to work or align with your professional goals will help you develop a network that you should start connecting with. Get acquainted with their company website to see their open positions and learn how you might get involved with their organization.

Internships.com: If you are looking for an internship through your time at Park U, this is a great start with the sole focus on those specific opportunities.

Nonprofit Connect: This site mostly focused on non-profit roles in the Kansas City area, BUT if that fits your search this is the place for you. Instead of scouring each individual non-profit’s website, utilize this one-stop shop.

USA Jobs: If you are looking to pursue a job or internships within the federal government, USA Jobs will be the search engine for you. Postings are up-to-date and often can have a quick turnaround time for the application window so watch the deadlines for the positions you are interested in.
Take note, if applying to these roles your resume could look very different than a resume used to apply for a corporate position

INTERVIEW PREPARATION

GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION